Rhode Island House of Representatives

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Rhode Island
House of Representatives
Rhode Island General Assembly
Seal of Rhode Island.svg
Type
Type
Term limits
None
History
New session started
January 5, 2021
Leadership
Speaker
Joe Shekarchi (D)
since January 5, 2021
Speaker pro tempore
Brian Kennedy (D)
since January 12, 2017
Majority Leader
Christopher Blazejewski (D)
since January 5, 2021
Minority Leader
Michael Chippendale (R)
since June 23, 2022
Structure
Seats75
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Political groups
Majority
  •    Democratic (65)

Minority

Length of term
2 years
AuthorityArticle VI, Constitution of Rhode Island
SalaryRepresentative: $15,414/year
Speaker of the House: $30,158/year
Elections
Last election
November 8, 2022
(75 seats)
Next election
November 5, 2024
(75 seats)
Meeting place
Gallery view of the Rhode Island State House - House Chamber.jpg
House of Representatives Chamber
Rhode Island State Capitol
Providence, Rhode Island
Website
Rhode Island House of Representatives

The Rhode Island House of Representatives is the lower house of the Rhode Island General Assembly, the state legislature of the U.S. state of Rhode Island, the upper house being the Rhode Island Senate. It is composed of 75 members, elected to two year terms from 75 districts of equal population. The Rhode Island General Assembly does not have term limits. The House meets at the Rhode Island State Capitol in Providence. [1]

House leadership

The Speaker of the House presides over the House of Representatives. The Speaker is elected by the majority party caucus followed by confirmation of the full House through the passage of a House Resolution. As well as presiding over the body, the Speaker is also the chief leadership position, and controls the flow of legislation. Other House leaders, such as the majority and minority leaders, are elected by their respective party caucuses relative to their party's strength in the chamber.

Officers

PositionRepresentativePartyDistrict
Speaker of the House Joe Shekarchi Dem23
Majority Leader Christopher Blazejewski Dem2
Majority Whip Katherine Kazarian Dem63
Deputy Speaker Charlene Lima Dem14
Deputy Majority Whip Mia Ackerman Dem45
Majority Caucus Chair Grace Diaz Dem11
Speaker Pro Tempore Brian Patrick Kennedy Dem38
Majority Floor Manager Jay Edwards Dem70
Minority Leader Michael Chippendale Rep36
Minority Whip David Place Rep40
Senior Deputy Minority Leader Justin K. Price Rep39

Committee leadership

CommitteeChairFirst Vice ChairSecond Vice Chair
Conduct Camille Vella-Wilkinson Thomas Noret Deborah Fellela
Corporations Joseph J. Solomon Jr. William O’Brien Justine Caldwell
Education Joseph McNamara Jean-Philippe Barros Gregg Amore
Environment and Natural Resources David Bennett Robert Phillips William O’Brien
Finance Marvin Abney Scott A. Slater Alex Marszalkowski
Health and Human Services Stephen Casey James N. McLaughlin Susan Donovan
Innovation, Internet and Technology Deborah Ruggiero Arthur Handy Lauren Carson
Judiciary Robert Craven Carol McEntee Jason Knight
Labor Anastasia Williams Mary Messier Karen Alzate
Municipal Government and Housing Raymond Hull Kathleen Fogarty June Speakman
Oversight Patricia Serpa Julie Casimiro Thomas Noret
Rules Arthur Corvese William O’Brien Camille Vella-Wilkinson
Small Business Carol McEntee Gregory Costantino Terri-Denise Cortvriend
Special Legislation Kathleen Fogarty Grace Diaz Bernard Hawkins
State Government and Elections Evan Shanley Mary Messier Arthur Corvese
Veterans' Affairs Samuel Azzinaro Carlos Tobon James N. McLaughlin

All chairs and vice chairs are members of the Democratic Party. [2]

Composition

AffiliationParty
(Shading indicates majority caucus)
Total
Democratic Republican IndependentVacant
End of 2014 session6960750
Beginning of 2015 session63111750
End of 2016 session6212
2017-2018 [3] 64110750
Beginning of 2019 session6690750
June 23, 2020 [4] 81
Beginning of 2021 session65100750
Latest voting share

Members of the Rhode Island House of Representatives

This list is of members elected in November 2020, to serve in the 2021–22 biennium. [5]

DistrictRepresentativePartyResidence/other municipalities in districtFirst elected
1 Edith Ajello Dem Providence 1992
2 Christopher Blazejewski DemProvidence2010
3 Nathan Biah DemProvidence2020
4 Rebecca Kislak DemProvidence2018
5 Marcia Ranglin-Vassell DemProvidence2016
6 Raymond Hull DemProvidence2010
7 David Morales DemProvidence2020
8 John J. Lombardi DemProvidence2012
9 Anastasia P. Williams DemProvidence1992
10 Scott A. Slater DemProvidence2009
11 Grace Diaz DemProvidence2004
12 Jose Batista DemProvidence2020
13 Ramon Perez DemProvidence, Johnston2020 (2016-2018)
14 Charlene Lima Dem Cranston, Providence 1992
15 Barbara Ann Fenton-Fung RepCranston2020
16 Brandon Potter DemCranston2020
17 Jacquelyn Baginski DemCranston2020
18 Arthur Handy DemCranston2002
19 Joseph McNamara Dem Warwick 1992
20 David Bennett DemWarwick2010
21 Camille Vella-Wilkinson DemWarwick2016
22 Joseph J. Solomon Jr. DemWarwick2014
23 Joe Shekarchi DemWarwick2012
24 Evan Shanley DemWarwick2016
25 Thomas Noret Dem Coventry 2018
26 Patricia Morgan Rep West Warwick 2020 (2010-2018)
27 Patricia Serpa DemWest Warwick2006
28 George Nardone RepCoventry2018
29 Sherry Roberts RepCoventry2014
30 Justine Caldwell Dem East Greenwich 2018
31 Julie Casimiro Dem North Kingstown, Exeter 2016
32 Robert Craven DemNorth Kingstown2012
33 Carol McEntee Dem Narragansett, South Kingstown 2015
34 Teresa Tanzi DemNarragansett, South Kingstown2010
35 Kathleen A. Fogarty DemSouth Kingstown2014
36 Blake Filippi Rep Charlestown, New Shoreham, South Kingstown, Westerly 2014
37 Samuel Azzinaro Dem Westerly 2008
38 Brian Patrick Kennedy Dem Westerly, Hopkinton 1988
39 Justin K. Price Rep Richmond, Exeter, Hopkinton 2014
40 Michael Chippendale Rep Coventry, Foster, Glocester 2010
41 Robert Quattrocchi Rep Scituate 2016
42 Edward Cardillo Dem Johnston 2020
43 Deborah Fellela DemJohnston2006
44 Gregory Costantino Dem Lincoln 2012
45 Mia Ackerman DemCumberland, Lincoln2012
46 Mary Ann Shallcross Smith DemLincoln2020 (2008-2010)
47 David J. Place Rep Burrillville, Glocester 2018
48 Brian Newberry Rep North Smithfield 2008
49 Steven Lima Dem Woonsocket 2020
50 Stephen Casey DemWoonsocket
51 Robert Phillips DemWoonsocket
52 Alex Marszalkowski Dem Cumberland
53 Bernard Hawkins Dem Smithfield
54 William O'Brien Dem North Providence
55 Arthur “Doc” Corvese DemNorth Providence
56 Joshua Giraldo Dem Central Falls
57 James N. McLaughlin DemCentral Falls
58 Carlos E. Tobon Dem Pawtucket
59 Jean Philippe Barros DemPawtucket
60 Karen Alzate DemPawtucket
61 Leonela Felix DemPawtucket
62 Mary Messier DemPawtucket
63 Katherine Kazarian Dem East Providence
64 Brianna Henries DemEast Providence
65 Gregg Amore DemEast Providence
66 Liana Cassar Dem Barrington, East Providence
67 Jason Knight Dem Warren
68 June Speakman DemWarren
69 Susan R. Donovan Dem Bristol
70 John Edwards Dem Tiverton
71 Michelle McGaw Dem Portsmouth, Tiverton, Little Compton
72 Terri-Denise Cortvriend Dem Middletown, Portsmouth
73 Marvin Abney DemMiddletown, Newport
74 Deb Ruggiero Dem Jamestown, Middletown
75 Lauren H. Carson DemNewport

Past composition of the House of Representatives

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